How to Pick an Air Conditioner for Your New Residence or Upgrade

Building a new home? Upgrading your current equipment? Regardless of why you’re shopping for an air conditioner, you may quickly realize you have more options than you originally thought. Follow this information to help you weigh four different options so you can select the best air conditioner in Calgary.

Central Air Conditioning

This is what many people bring to mind when they envision air conditioning for the full home. Central air conditioning transfers air to every room with a system of ducts and registers.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your home has ductwork.
  • You currently have a furnace or air handler.
  • You want nearly noiseless, convenient cooling.

Air-Source Heat Pump

In the summer, heat pumps run similar to central air conditioners. Some models can also offer heat in cold weather.

This might be right for you if:

  • Your residence has ductwork.
  • Your reside in an area with temperate weather during the winter.
  • You’re looking for a single piece of equipment for all-season heating and cooling, as opposed to a standard furnace and air conditioner.
  • Your residence doesn’t utilize (or you don’t want) natural or propane gas.
  • You’re seeking nearly noiseless, energy-efficient heating and cooling.

Geothermal Heat Pump

The ground beneath your feet hovers at an even 55 degrees during the year. A geothermal heat pump taps into this ongoing source of energy with underground loops for excellent heating and cooling efficiency.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your residence uses ductwork.
  • You desire one piece of equipment for energy-efficient heating and cooling.
  • You have enough land around your house for the underground loops.

Ductless Mini-Split

This is a second type of heat pump. With ductless mini-splits, an outdoor unit hooks up with an interior blower unit installed to a wall or ceiling. This doesn’t need any ductwork and keeps your windows protected.

This could be right for you if:

  • Your house, or a recent addition to it, doesn’t have ductwork.
  • You want an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling individual rooms.
  • You want to add zoning to your house.

Still unsure which style of air conditioner you should purchase? Turn to the Experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts for everything air conditioning! We can talk through your options and help you pick the right one for your home. Please contact us at 587-315-5271 to request an air conditioning replacement estimate today.

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